[Mono-list] Java Bytecode -> IL Bytecode Compiler

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
10 Jan 2002 10:41:51 -0500

>     I spawned a thread at developers mailing list at dotGNU and though should
> also do the same here.
>     This semester at my college, I am auditing a course on compilers and thought
> it would be a good idea to implement a Java Bytecode to IL Bytecode compiler, or
> jilc as I like to call it.

It is a good idea to work along those lines.  Microsoft has taken a
different approach: take the Java compiler and extend it so that you can
make use of some .NET features from Java (like attributes).

The way they do attributes in J# is through specially formatted